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Panoramic Ocean views, Affordable ,Privacy, Beauty, Serenity in Taveuni

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vacation rental description

We are suited for the traveler that just wants to get away, without the crowds, be it for fun, adventure, romance or quiet reflection. Makaira has 3 self contained accommodation, situated at the least on their own half acre or acre. We offer the best of both worlds of a vacation cottage and a resort. We cater to the traveler who wants to have a more private get away and design their own holiday without being regimented with time schedules, or be part of the faceless masses, nor do they want to be set adrift in a foreign country. We offer our guest every conceivable choice to design their holiday on their own time and desire frame. Set in tropical beauty with panoramic ocean views perched over and between some of the best beaches and snorkeling on Taveuni, combined with a full time Fijian staff to cater to your needs, meals upon request, personal laundry service, guides, daily maid service, in-house fishing operation, massage. Free snorkel tours, WiFi, private phone, Kayak and lots of toys.

Location: We are privately located on the tip Ucuilagi Point that translated into English from the original Fijian name means Heavenly Point or point to Heaven. The original Fijians aptly named this location, as it is the only location in Matei that has stunning panoramic views that are right, left and center overlooking the Somosomo straits and islands on the horizon. The property is 4 acres with manicured gardens, filled with tropical fruits, flowers, and native birds. There are two white sandy coves to either side of us. The beaches to the left are the most beautiful and are the largest and most private white sandy beaches in Matei, with the best snorkeling on the island just moments from entering the water. Our kayak offers the opportunity to explore the 3 miles of reef and snorkeling to the left of us and discover a few more nearby deserted white sandy beaches that are only accessible by sea.

Fishing: The Huntress-28 foot Fiberglass Center Console with new 225hp Yamaha, meets USCG safety standards. The boat is soft riding and provides a great casting platform for light tackle deep sea trolling or reef casting/popping/jiggig and fly-fishing and is equally capable of pursuing Big Game Fish. Your Capt. John Llanes has 30 years of international professional charter experience. The boat is equipped with GPS, VHF, 4 rod holders, 30, 50, and 80 Internationals, 2 stand up belts.. Pristine and abundant waters surround your home base of Taveuni, Fiji. All the various prime fishing habitats are here and begin five minutes after launching, opening up to a vastness of virtually virgin fishing grounds in every direction. For Giant Trevally (GT) and Fly bring your own gear. We strongly support release of all billfish and GT's. We also offer two state of the art fishing kayaks for hire, inquire for more information.

About Makaira: We specialize in privacy as we are aware of your needs for peace, quiet and privacy, but we have a full staff that are all happily available to you. Makaira is ideally suited for the traveler that just wants to get away, be it for romance or quiet reflection. For that special traveler, who does not want the crowds, Makaira’s breath taking location is set to create some incredible memories that will last a lifetime. The accommodations sit on their own unobstructed acre that provide all the natural tropical drama of overlooking the ocean and two easily accessible white sandy coves, a canopy of stars at night, lush tropical gardens, and brilliant sunsets, a complete setting, which is sure to quiet the stress and inner yearnings for serenity. We have tried to create the comforts you are accustomed to and include just about everything many of the higher priced accommodations offer, except we offer privacy on one of the most beautiful locations on the island at an affordable price.

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cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cottage
    • floor area 1000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • beach
      • All beaches in Fiji are publically owned, Makaira has access to the best beaches that offer the most privacy.
    • resort
      • We incorporate the best of both worlds of a vacation home rental with resort amenities.
    • rural
      • Taveuni Island is what people imagine a South Seas paradise to be, beautiful hikes, beach below Makaira and the the friendliest people on earth.
    • ocean view
      • Panoramic ocean views for 30 miles or more with islands dappled on the horizon
    • oceanfront
      • Situated above a private white sand beach that stretches for a third of a km with lovely swimming and snorkeling
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • romantic
    • away from it all
    • budget
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
    • family
  • General
    • activities guide
    • ceiling fans
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • local restaurant guide
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • broadband access
    • internet
    • safe
    • thermos bottle
    • living room
      • The Marlin is a large studio bedroom, Grander and Villa have living rooms
    • parking
      • You won't need a car here, but if you do, we have plenty of areas to park in
    • towels provided
      • Most of our fluffy towels are Egytian Cotton
    • washing machine
      • The staff will do a small load of laundry for you for a very nominal free
    • telephone
      • Private phone with free local calls is included
    • linens provided
      • Imported linens with up to 800 thread count
    • wireless internet
      • Free Wifi is included
  • Kitchen
    • kitchenette
    • cooking utensils
    • coffee maker
      • Plungers
    • dishes & utensils
      • Each accommodation has basic implements for simple meal preparation or dine with us at The Galley if you don't feel like cooking
    • stove
      • Two burner stoves
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • stove
    • dishwasher
      • Daily housekeeping is included
    • refrigerator
      • Each accommodation has its own refrigerator
    • kitchen
      • Each accommodation has a kitchenette for simple meal preparations. Accommodations include a complimentary light breakfast and dinner reservations can be made in our Galley Restaurant.
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Villa and Grander have a dining area, and Marlin has a patio dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
      • The Villa and the Grander each have their own private dipping pool off the deck. Lower on the property is one more dipping pool that the Marlin Cottage has first priority for use.
  • Bathrooms
    • 4 bathrooms
    • bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower, Villa bathroom
    • bedroom 2: outdoor shower, toilet, combination tub/shower, Grander Bathroom
    • bathroom 1: outdoor shower, toilet, combination tub/shower, Marlin Bathroom
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower, outdoor shower
      • The Villa has an amazing bathroom, with huge bathtub, separate double shower, vanity. It connects to an outside private garden with a refreshing jungle shower in a private garden. The Grander Suite has two spacious master bath for each master bedroom . For cool refreshment The Marlin Cottage and the Grander have an additional 'jungle' shower accented with tropical and exotic plants that forms a natural leaf doorway and a privacy screen while overlooking the ocean. The Marlin Cottage also has a spacious bathroom with a large shower tub overlooking an ocean view. Please do ask us about our three accommodations so we can help you decide which one suits your needs best.
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 10, beds for 10
    • villa, grander, marlin: 3 king, 1 queen, 4 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Each cottage can sleep varying amounts up to 4
      • Makaira offers 3 private accommodations, a villa which can sleep 4 or as the ultimate romantic accommodation. The Grander is a two bedroom two bath and the Marlin is suited for a romantic couple on a budget. Each accommodation enjoys breath taking ocean views and are done in different motifs and are self contained. Affordable price ranges to suit one's budget. We offer Fishing Charters, Private restaurant, massage. Lots of free amentities including, WiFi, private phones, snorkel tours and gear, kayak, Free DVD library. and 24 hour staff. The best of both worlds of resort and vacation home.
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • books for adults
    • toys
      • Snorkel Gear, Kayak, board games. Rental-Bicycle, Fishing Kayaks and Charter Fishing
    • video library
    • television
      • Each accommodation has a TV for the DVD player and we provide 100's of free movies for your viewing pleasure
    • books
      • We have a lending library with lots of books
    • games
      • We have plenty of board games to borrow
  • Outside
    • motorboat
    • wood deck
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • walkway to water
    • terrace
    • beach towels
    • boat with paddles
    • large cooler
    • small cooler
    • deck / patio
      • Makaira has a sitting patio underneath a latticed garden, overlooking the ocean
    • water sports gear
      • Free snorkel gear for our guests use complete with safety gear and equipment for those that are not strong swimmers, like flotation devices, a vu-board
    • boat
      • We have a Sports fishing Charters operation that enables us to offer boat snorkel tours for those that want to venture further from the beautiful reefs we have out front.
    • porch / veranda
      • Every accommodation has its own private veranda
    • lanai / gazebo
      • We have a large sundeck that connects to the Massage area. We also have a trellis sitting area. Both sites enjoy incredible views
    • kayak / canoe
      • We have a complimentary two person kayak, we also have two state of the art fishing kayaks for hire.
    • bicycles
      • Two bicycles on a first come first serve basis are complimentary for guests.
    • lawn / garden
      • Over 4 acres of manicured tropical gardens
  • Suitability
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 18 years or above
    • events allowed
    • children welcome
      • Due to the dipping pools children over 7 that know how to swim are welcomed.
    • pets considered
      • However, the Fiji Government will not allow pets without a guarantine period.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • limited accessibility
    • smoking allowed
  • Onsite Services
    • daily maid service
    • massage
    • concierge
    • staff
  • Notes
    • Makaira offers is unique experience with just 3 self contained vacation rental cottages on at least their own half-acre in a resort setting without the crowds. We offer great dive specal with a local operator for guests that are diving for 3 days or more. Please inquire for more details Our ever attentive Fijian staff is priceless. We have strived to combine the best of the Aloha and Bula spirit for our guests while offering our guests choices to design their special holiday

activities and attractions in Taveuni Fiji

  • Attractions
    • bay/sound
    • churches
    • rain forests
    • forests
    • reefs
    • restaurants
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • eco tourism
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • whale watching
    • luaus
    • sight seeing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • photography
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling
    • deepsea fishing
    • fly fishing
    • hiking
    • swimming
    • golf
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Year round
Dec 12 2013 - Dec 13 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
6 nights

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We require a deposit of 200.00 via PayPal to confirm your reservations when you book. Balance is due during your stay by either cash in any equivalent USD denomination, travelers checks or credit card.
We have 3 accommodations, discounted rate for the Marlin is 162.00 a night for stays of 7days, 180.00 a night for 3-5 day stays. The Grander and the Villa accommodations are 225.00 USD a night for the weekly rate or 250.00 a night for stays of less than a week. .
Tax Rate 20.0%

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traveler reviews for this taveuni cottage rental

Relaxing Getaway with Amazing Views and Excellent Cuisine

Review submitted: August 16, 2010   Date of arrival: July 20, 2010

We were lucky enough to stay at the beautiful Makaira Resort on Taveuni, the garden isle (and our favorite isle) in Fiji. The owners, Roberta and John, were wonderfully gracious, generous, and knowledgeable of the island. They also told the most fantastic stories!

John, being a skilled and seasoned fisherman and world-class chef, provided us nightly with the most delicious gourmet meals--the best meals we had in Fiji during our 5 week trip. Dinner was served in a
dining bure overlooking the ocean, on the edge of a cliff with an amazing 180 degree view of the ocean. Their meals consisted of fresh fish caught by John and vegetables from Roberta's organic vegetable

This eco resort is beautifully landscaped with coconut trees, tropical plants and fragrant flowers.The landscape and position of bures offers lots of privacy, and the 180 degree ocean view offers beautiful
opportunities to see both the sunrise and sunset.

The bures are tastefully decorated with Polynesia art and handicrafts, have nice hot showers, and a porch with fantastic, unobstructed open views of the landscape and sea. Each bure also has its own cooking
facilities--not that you would want to cook for yourself with such delicious meals available (breakfast and dinner).

Makaira is a great location as it offers world class snorkeling right out front. Roberta is an incredibly kind,warm, friendly, knowledgeable host who took us snorkeling and "coral gardening". The resort also has a bus stop and airport nearby, and is in walking distance to stores and a farmers market.

This heavenly place also offers amazing coconut oil massages and papaya/fruit body treatments, as well as hammocks overlooking the sea for relaxation.

Last but not least, Makaira Resort employs very friendly, local staff (who are extended family to John and Roberta), who always greet you with a great big smile.

Recommended for: sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 20 / 40


heaven on earth.

Review submitted: February 17, 2010   Date of arrival: January 23, 2010

Where to start. We stayed at Makaira for 2 weeks at the end of jan. and the beginning of feb.2010. The owners John and Roberta are the most wonderful people we have met in our travels abroad. They are doing amazing things on Taveuni. They have an entire Fijian family helping them run the resort and the entire family is a treat to behold every morning at breakfast. Christie is a young woman being trained by John to help with the meals and she sings like an angel while she's cooking. Her husband Pete is also helping with serving and he is the nicest young man you will ever meet. Christie's sister Lucy is also helping and my wife wanted to wrap both of them up and bring them home because they are so cute.John did most of the cooking for us and 5 star resorts could never have a better chef than him. We both gained weight which definately wasn't on the itinerary. Roberta keeps the whole Makaira family functioning like clockwork. She joined us for dinner every night and has the most incredible stories of their lives imagineable. Their life story is like none i could even contrive and the best part is they have no idea how extraordinary their lives have been.John is one of the funniest people i have ever met and he is so humble he doesn't even realize it. The cottage is like taking a cottage and dropping it in the middle of paradise. We loved the view and had a hard time getting motivated to do anything because the setting is so spectacular. The island itself is amazing and it is the most lush island we have ever seen. we hiked to 3 waterfalls and took the local buses and of course traveled with HARRY the local taxi driver. John and Roberta took us to some other reefs for snorkelling and we had a wonderful time. The coral was breathtaking and the scenery was to die for.The coral right in front of the resort is the best i have ever seen. The only down side was you were a little at the whim of the tides but knowing this you planned your day around it. We have been back for a week and a half and i'm still telling stories to my coworkers of our 2 weeks in paradise.THANKS JOHN AND ROBERTA AND YOUR FIJIAN FAMILY.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 13 / 26



Review submitted: May 6, 2009   Date of arrival: November 7, 2008

im november 2008 landeten mein mann und ich auf dieser trauminsel im paradies. die inhaber, roberta und john sowie ihr supernettes personal empfingen uns herzlich und nahmen uns wie ihre familie wurde viel gekocht, gesungen und gelacht.unsere unterkunf war schön eingerichtet, sauber und hatte alles was man sich in einem romantischen inselurlaub vorstellt. besonders schön waren die inselausflüge, danke babba! es war unser bisher schönster urlaub.unbeschreiblich farbenfrohe natur und der spektakulärste ausblick aufs meer, den man sich wünschen kann.sehr genossen haben wir auch die schnorchelausflüge mit roberta, die sie sehr professionell und sicher geleitet hat.danke für den schönen urlaub!!wir kommen wieder!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 8 / 16


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